Citizen UK exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

The wonderful Citizen UK exhibition is now open at the National Portrait Gallery.

There’s a portrait hall of fame featuring stories of Caribbeans who have made a difference to the community including Guyanese people I remember from my childhood, like the amazing Wavney Bushell who was a governor at my school and the first female Black psychologist in the UK.

Today I’ve been storytelling in the exhibition. We had a cracking celebration of Caribbean oral traditions with stories, rhymes and a bit of calypso dancing! The Gallery made arts and crafts available for families to create carnival masks to wear during our dancing at the end of the stories. As Croydon Poet Laureate Shaniqua Benjamin said “we love to celebrate!”